SPMA School Counseling
Hi SPMA Families!
My name is Ms. Keela, I am the School Counselor. Thanks for coming to learn more about Counseling at SPMA, it's nice to meet you!
I am so lucky to be a part of students' learning experiences and growth at SPMA in so many ways! Elementary School Counseling offers a unique opportunity for me to support ALL students through:
Classroom Counseling Lessons
I teach in every classroom regularly throughout the school year and have a change to interact with every student throughout these lessons. Topics of the lessons are data driven and tailored to each grade level on a variety of topics, such as bullying prevention, self-esteem, solving conflict, positive relationships, growth mindset, accepting differences, career and college exploration, safety, readiness for Middle School, and more!
Small Group Counseling
I offer a variety of small group counseling based on student need throughout the year. Small group counseling benefit students who may need a little extra dose of time and support developing academic, emotional, or relationship skills along with other peers. Groups are scheduled in collaboration with the classroom teacher to minimize lost instruction time, typically have 3-6 members, and meet for approximately 5-8 sessions.
I also offer individual counseling for students who are experiencing a variety of challenges and/or experiences in which they would benefit from receiving support in a one on one setting.
All Around Advocate & Leader for Student Support
In addition to the above direct services for students, I regularly work with other educators through a variety of school intervention and support teams. I also consult with all educators at SPMA everyday working on the common goal of helping all students feel successful and engaged in their learning at SPMA. I also love supporting diverse needs that families are facing by serving as a resource for community resources and support.
I truly love my job and feel the awesome responsibility to do all within my role and resources to support the students I work with through best practices. The SPMA School Counseling Program is Minnesota's first K-5 and very proud American School Counselors Association's RAMP Recipient 2018-2023.
I am forever inspired by the curiosity, resilience, and limitless potential within every child. If there is anything I can do to help your student this year, please don't hesitate to reach out!
Office Phone Number: 651-744-8222